Quebec’s Trois-Rivières region to get 40 new EV chargers

Electric vehicle (EV) drivers in the Trois-Rivières region of Quebec will soon have more locations to plug in and charge their EVs.

The Government of Canada announced this morning an investment of $435,000 to install 40 new EV charging stations throughout the region.

Of that, $245,000 will be going to Roulez Électrique for the ‘Electric Avenue’ project which will see the installation of 20 EV chargers for employees and light-duty vehicle users at several Trois-Rivières businesses.

With an additional $322,000 from Roulez Électrique and Innovation et Développement économique Trois-Rivières the total project cost is $567,000.

Additionally the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) received $190,000 to install 20 EV chargers throughout the University’s campus. The UQTR is also contributing $361,000 to this project, for a total project cost of $551,000.

Also Read: The Electric Circuit wants to add 4,500 EV charging stations in Quebec by 2028

Construction is expected to begin soon and all chargers will be available for public use by winter 2022.

Government funding for both project is provided through Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program which has provided over $1 billion towards EV incentives and expanding the country’s coast-to-coast EV charging network.

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